President Obama Names Stein to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

Professor SteinOn December 21, the White House announced President Barack Obama's appointment of Professor Michael Stein to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Professor Stein, a noted expert on disability law and rights, has been a member of the William & Mary Law School faculty since 2000. He is also co-founding executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

The council serves as the governing board of the United States Holocaust Museum. As noted in the museum's on-line history, Congress established the Council in 1980 by unanimous vote and its members were given the initial mandate for "creation of a living memorial to the 6 million Jews and millions of other victims who perished during the Holocaust."